The ins and outs of Sugar A Team
What is Sugar? Sugar is a sucrose molecule composed of 12 atoms of carbon, 22 atoms of hydrogen, and 11 atoms of oxygen. Sugar is a carbohydrate. It’s found naturally in most plants, but especially in sugarcane and sugar beets.
Facts about Sugar ● There are about 60 different names for Sugar. ● By Law, nutritional labels are required to list their most prominent ingredients first. By putting two or three different types of sugar in the food (and calling them each a different name), they can spread out the sugar across three ingredients and have it show up much further down the list! ● 15 Calories per Tablespoon of Sugar ● Sugar is proven to be as addictive as cocaine.
Is There Such Thing as a Sweet Tooth? Yes, sugar love is in your DNA. Researchers have found two sweet- receptor genes that can predict a preference for sweets (Patz). Animal studies show sugar consumption causes bingeing, withdrawal and craving. Additional research shows sugar and sweetness can actually be more addictive, rewarding and attractive than drugs such as cocaine
My Dentist Says Sugar Will Rot My Teeth! MYTH! Dentist aren’t totally wrong. If your teeth come in contact with sugary foods and drinks, decay can result if those sugary substances sit on your teeth for a long period of time. Your teeth
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- Spring '17
- Sloan Taylor